The Council delegates responsibility for management of the Parish to three main committees: Works, Finance and Management and Plans Assessment. Terms of reference for these three committees are detailed below.
In addition, there are working groups formed to address specific projects and/or issues, membership of which may be parishioners as well as Councillors. Councillors also represent the Council on many local organisations.
The Works Committee looks after the development and maintenance of all parish and charity land and woodland. It implements policy decisions made by the trustees of the Chalford Charities and Parish Council and operates in accordance with statutory requirements and the provisions of Standing Orders.
The full Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here: WORKS COMMITTEE
Plans Assessment Committee
Role and Constitution
The Plans Assessment Committee reviews all planning applications for Chalford, including Listed Building Consent applications (LBCs), and decides whether the parish council will support, object or take a neutral stand on each application. It also makes comments, where appropriate, which might relate, for example, to materials to be used, height of roofs, etc.
In the Chalford Conservation area residents must receive permission to carry out any work to trees, and the PAC also considers these applications known as TCAs (Trees in a Conservation Area).
While the PAC reports its views to SDC, the final decision rests with SDC and may not agree with that of the PAC.
The full Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here: PAC Terms of Reference
Finance and Management Committee
The Finance & Management Committee deals with the administration, overall management of the financial affairs of the Council. It operates in accordance with statutory requirements and the provision of Standing Orders.
Minutes of the most recent meeting can be found here: http://chalford-glos.gov.uk/parish-council/agendas-and-minutes/
The full Terms of Reference for this committee can be found here: Finance and Management